Feeling sentimental one Saturday night, I said yes to my four year old when he asked if he could sleep in Mama and Dada’s bed. After the hubby and I hung out solo (ahhhh), we went upstairs to find our li’l dude spread across the bed and snoring. It was quite the cute sight. However, there was one major, major concern I learned after that night: snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition where a person stops breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. In the event you just simply have a snorer, it can mean disrupted sleep patterns for your child AND even be misdiagnosed as ADD or other behavior problems because the over tired child is so exhausted after continuous nights of interrupted sleep. Breezy Mama spoke Dr. Danna Tauber — the Medical Director of the Sleep Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia– for signs to keep an eye out for, what can be done if your child has sleep apnea, other concerns and more.
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